Special characters (other...

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Wow, I have been trying to solve this for a few days, reading other posts regarding writing special characters (e.g. other languages). Coffee cup advertises their product has been downloaded in 87 countries and yet they haven't created an easier way to create websites in languages other than English that require these special characters. I am creating a website in czech and I simply couldnt create it with � and ř!

Well I finally got it! I hope this helps some of you. After reading what Clint Armstrong wrote here http://www.coffeecup.com/forums/topic-a … andards/38 I did what he wrote (could they hide this option any better?). After I did it my website still wasn't displaying properly (still no � and Å™). So then I looked at some local websites (czech websites that properly display the � and Å™) and looked at their code (when looking the the website click view/ page source) and i noticed something they had that my website didnt (in this case it was the text "<meta http-equiv=Content-Type content="text/html; charset=windows-1250">" which was located at the very top of page after the "<head>" but before the "<title> text). Voila! my website now displays the � and Å™!!
By the way I am using coffe cup html editor 2007. I hope this helps some of you and will save you time.
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Hi there,

We understand there is a little confusion about this issue. The option you mentioned in preferences only controls how the text Editor displays characters, not how they display on the Web.

The meta tag you mention is correct, and there are dozens of them that control what character set you want your HTML document to use. We generally recommend using UTF-8 since it has the widest multi-lingual support for special characters.

<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html;charset=UTF-8" />

The version of the HTML Editor you are using might insert a different charset value in this taq, so just be sure you use the correct one in all your pages and you should not have any more problems.

Let us know how that works out!
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I still have problems with Polish characters. I changed charset in program to EastEurope and characters which i type are shown correctly. But they are not correctly visible in browser in UTF-8 and iso-8859-2 (second one is standard in Poland). I can only see them if i use windows-1250. Problem is with saving file in correct format, because my webpages which have been done earlier in diffrent programs are not visible in CoffeCup editor (i see only strange characters), but they are still visible in browsers.

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